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Steps to Prevent Firefighter Deaths in Truck Rollovers Recommended by NIOSH

A new bulletin by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends steps to protect firefighters from fatal injuries resulting from tanker truck rollovers.From 1977 to 1999, 73 firefighters died of injuries after their trucks went out of control and rolled over, NIOSH reports in the document, "NIOSH Hazard ID: Fire Fighter Deaths from Tanker Truck Rollovers." From an analysis of the incidents, NIOSH found that a number of factors may contribute to the risk of rollovers. For example, tanker trucks' size, weight, configuration, and braking systems make them more difficult to control than passenger vehicles.A...

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